Temple Lake Latest Catches week ending 13/5/18
The Bury Hill lake record has been broken in style with the capture of Nemo at a heaviest ever 44 lb 11 oz (see photos below).
Captor Chris Spencer earned himself a new personal best with the famous fish, which came from peg 1 during a last-minute 48-hour session, and put up a powerful fight, taking him from one margin to the other.
Mainline Cell boilies in open water were its downfall, along with a 28 lb common in the same session for Chris.
This is the first reported capture of Nemo since last October, when it came out to Karl Jansen at 42 lb 15 oz.
Temple’s biggest resident had previously been at its heaviest straight after the Christmas break 2015, when it went 43 lb 3 oz, caught by Martin Goddard.
The lake’s other fish to break 40 lb is The Ghost, which was at its heaviest in May last year at 40 lb 10 oz, to Terry Burns, though a rarely caught mirror carp, The Big One, was out this time last year at 38 lb.
Lake regular Jon Botting can’t stop catching Two Tone, and once again he had it in a brace of ‘thirties’.
Jon had it at 36 lb 2 oz, along with a 30 lb 10 oz mirror and a 23 lb common (see photos below) from peg 9, on A2 Baits Creamy Toffee pop-ups in the channel and the margins.
Jon had the distinctive fish at the end of August last year at 34 lb 2 oz, with the Double-Row Linear at 36 lb 1 oz, and then again a month later at 36 lb 1 oz.
Grant Abrehart added to the week’s tally of ‘thirties’ with a 33 lb PB common and another of 28 lb, from peg 7, on 15 mm Cell pop-ups and bottom baits in snowman presentations.
And Barry Mogg, from Hounslow, enjoyed a successful three days at Temple, landing mirrors of 29 lb 7 oz, 27 lb 11 oz and 22 lb 1 oz, along with a 27 lb 14 oz common.
His fish came from peg 10 and fell for single 15 mm Mainline Peaches & Cream bottom baits or Nash Citruz yellow hook baits over a few freebies.
Last week we reported how regulars Jordan Jeffrey, Clive Elson, Mark Constable and Tony Sawyers shared a successful session.
They have sent in pictures (below), which include Jordan’s commons of 33 lb 2 oz and 24 lb from peg 13 (he also had a bonus 9 lb tench), Clive’s 31 lb 8 oz mirror and 22 lb 2 oz common from peg 15, Mark’s 29 lb 4 oz mirror, 24 lb 2 oz fully scaled, 19 lb 2 oz common and 18 lb 2 oz fully scaled, from peg 11, and Tony’s commons of 24 lb 12 oz, 23 lb 8 oz and 18 lb 14 oz, from peg 12.
PLEASE NOTE: LEAD CORE IS BANNED ON BOTH TEMPLE AND THE OLD LAKE. PLEASE SEE KEN IN THE SHOP FOR FURTHER DETAILS.